A troubled teenager spat in a police officer’s face the day after her mum’s funeral as “emotions were running high”, a court heard.
Charlie Toner, 19, assaulted the officer in Newcastle when police were called out to a racially aggravated incident on July 24.
Bedlington Magistrates’ Court heard that a man who lived on Beaconsfield Street called police in the early hours of the morning reporting that he was being abused by two occupants of a neighbouring house.
When they arrived, Toner is said to have used racially aggravated language saying to the officer: “Tell the p**i downstairs to f*** off.”
Prosecutor Rebecca Gibson said Toner then spat in the policeman’s face hitting his cheek and chin.
Toner admitted the assault and public order offence on Friday as well as one charge of being in possession of the class B drug Spice at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in January.
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